Verizon Foundation Supports Long Island GLBT Network's Anti-Violence Project
The Long Island GLBT Network (The Network) received a $10,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation for the Anti-Violence Project – Long Island.
January 14, 2015 – The Long Island GLBT Network (The Network) received a $10,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation in support of its Anti-Violence Project – Long Island (AVP-LI). This is the first time The Network has received this grant that supports counseling and other support services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) survivors of domestic violence and intimate partner violence.
The Network’s Anti-Violence Project - Long Island (AVP-LI) confronts violence committed against GLBT and HIV-Positive people of all ages. The project serves survivors of hate motivated violence (including HIV-motivated violence), domestic violence, and sexual assault. By providing free and confidential counseling, court/police advocacy, and healing/support groups AVP-LI works to enable people to regain their sense of control, identify their options, and assert their rights. AVP-LI also provides information and referrals to other community based legal, victim support, and mental health services that best suit individual needs.
The Network thanks the Verizon Foundation for its vital support!